Outreach Ministry & Schedule

CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST BAGS – Faith Church has donated Christmas Breakfast Bags to the Mother of Sorrows Community Food Pantry for the past five years.  This outreach program has been so well received (by both the congregation AND the Food Pantry) that we decided to do it again this year!   To ensure that every family who is in need will receive a breakfast bag, our goal is to collect 250 bags.  Each bag should contain the following items:  a full size box of cold cereal (12 oz or greater); 2 small cans of fruit or dried fruit ; box of instant hot chocolate; box of muffin or coffee cake mix; jar of jam or jelly; non-breakable Christmas tree ornament; Christmas Card (don’t forget to sign it!   Collection of the bags will take place in November thru December 2nd .  Consider making a donation of a Christmas Breakfast Bag in honor of or in memory of that special person(s) in your life.

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS for the residents of the ARK Personal Care Home in Delmont.  With such an overwhelming response last year, we will be providing gifts again this year.  Early in December we will receive the names of residents that we can provide gifts for.  Each resident will suggest 3 items that they would like to receive, if possible.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

FRIENDS THRIFT SHOP – If you’re trying to keep the clutter to a minimum at home or are looking for a few gently-used items or clothes, stop by the Murrysville Christian Concern’s (MC2) Friends Thrift Shop in Export on Old William Penn Highway/Kennedy Avenue. The Friends Thrift Shop is a charitable organization staffed by volunteers, “people helping people,” that accepts clothing, furniture, household goods, and children’s items in order to assist people, families, and the communities of Murrysville, Export, and Delmont.

SERRV ITEMS will be available at the church during Christmas at Salem in Crossroads .  You will be able to purchase beautiful and affordable fair trade items handmade by disadvantaged artisans in developing regions throughout the world.  With each purchase, you help artisans maintain steady work and a sustainable income so they can provide for their families.   Enrich your life and change the world at the same time!

“LOAVES AND FISHES” – Emergency Food Pantry provides a three-day supply of food to those who need it on an individual and emergency basis. “Loaves and Fishes” is supported by area churches and groups and is staffed by volunteers throughout the community. They do not receive any food from the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Their shelves continue to be nearly bare, and they are reaching out and asking for food donations of canned soups, canned vegetables, canned tuna fish, cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, and macaroni and cheese. When school is not in session, many families are using this “emergency” food pantry to make sure that their children have food. Let’s help them out. A collection box in our church’s Gathering Area is designated for your donations. “Loaves and Fishes” is housed at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church located at 4600 Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville.

 

May 2018 Distribute cookies and drinks for the clients of the food pantry at Mother of Sorrows – sign-up sheet on action table (5/1/18)
  Collect gently used or new shoes for EUMA and All God’s Children Ministries/Ramps; will be taken to the Annual Conference in June
  Collect items for the two young children who were affected by the fire in Jeannette.
June 2018 Distribute cookies and drinks for the clients of the food pantry at Mother of Sorrows – sign-up sheet on action table (6/5/18)
  Provide desserts for Meals on Wheels – sign up sheet in gathering area.
July 2018 Distribute cookies and drinks for the clients of the food pantry at Mother of Sorrows – sign-up sheet on action table (7/3/18)
August 2018 Distribute cookies and drinks for the clients of the food pantry at Mother of Sorrows – sign-up sheet on action table (8/7/18)
September 2018 Distribute cookies and drinks for the clients of the food pantry at Mother of Sorrows – sign-up sheet on action table (9/4/18)
October 2018 Operation Fresh Express 30 volunteers needed to handout items – sign up sheet on action table (10/23/18)
  Collect socks for the homeless.
November 2018 Provide desserts for Meals on Wheels
  Christmas Breakfast Bags
December 2018 SERRV table at Pilgrimage

Ongoing:       Donate items to the Thrift Shop in Export; donate nonperishable food items, cat and dog food, hygiene products to the Loaves and Fishes Emergency Food Pantry.

Revised 4/13/18, 4/17/18